When Arch Linux takes too long to shut down…
After switchin to
systemd, the shutdown process in Arch Linux suddenly seemed to take very long.
The console output stopped at
Stopped target Remote File Systems. From this point on, it took
almost 2min for the next line to appear.
The freedesktop.org wiki hat some helpful information about debugging
Basically, I added some debug options to
/boot/grub/menu.lst. Afterwards, the next shutdown
resulted in a log file that contained details about the started services. The culprit turned out to
systemd is capable of hibernation and suspending the computer, too, I decided to
acpid for the time being and remove it via
pacman --remove acpid.
I have to admit that I did not look again into the issues with
acpid. Especially for laptops, it
is probably preferable to use
acpid than a pure
systemd. If I suddenly get
again, I will post an update to this note.